Archive for Selected Discourse of the Week

Memories in the cosmic unconscious

The unconscious mind contains all the memories of one's past; the collective unconscious has memories of one's past lives...

What is the secret of the Mystic Rose?

Osho replies, "The symbol of the mystic rose is that if man takes care of the seed that he is born with, gives it the right soil ... then the ultimate growth is symbolized as the [...]

What I say is said for no particular reason

What is your message, Osho? I don't understand you.

I see a spiritual regeneration for the whole world

Osho speaks to a group of people in Rajasthan, stating that he had come to tell them that there is a way to awaken from this bad dream they have mistaken for life.

I am not here to help you

Osho answers a question about why he has come to earth, and says, “My whole message is to see the truth, to see the hell that ego creates in the name of perfection, uniqueness - [...]

The only sacred place where life exists

Beloved Osho, I have to ask you this esoteric question. How can you say with such certainty that this earth is the only place in the universe where life has blossomed, and [...]

Many of you have been with me in the past

In answer to a question, Osho says that all boundaries are dissolving in this commune, as it is a meeting of old friends.

Without the Italians the world would not be the same

Osho, Why and how did god create the Italians?

All esotericism is nonsense

Osho answers a question about esotericism and says, “Yes! It is an escape from reality into fantasy.”

All political revolutions are destructive

Osho answers the question, "Why do revolutions fail?"

History is taking a great turn – it is moving on another plane

Osho says, "A real man has no nostalgia at all. He never looks back because it is no longer there."

Living is the real challenge

Osho answers the question, "Beloved Osho, If you depart on the 6th of July *) of any year, are we all going with you?"

They say I am the Hugh Heffner of the spiritual world

Q: You are known throughout the world as the tantra master or the sex guru, yet in the three years I have been in your ashram, not only have I had less sex than ever before in my [...]

Everything is done to remain young as long as possible

Q: Beloved Osho, In Western society, at least, youth is considered to be everything, and to a certain extent, it seems this is as it should be if we are to continue growing in [...]

You cannot be aware of what I am intending to do

Osho explains, "The India that you know, I have already left... But for whomsoever wants to seek and search and be, India still provides the best climate - spiritual climate, I [...]

There is no rebirth after the seventh body

Osho answers the question, "You have said that Buddha attained mahaparinirvana, but also that Buddha is to come once again in human form and will be known as Maitreya. How is it [...]

I have to speak a different language

Osho answers the question: Osho, you are quoted as being here to proclaim a new tradition, not to perpetuate the old. Why is this, and how do you see the future?

I am responsible for whatever happened – because you are fast asleep

Osho takes the responsibility for what happened in Rajneeshpuram and says, "...this is my deepest longing: that Sheela and her group should be forgiven."

We create the dictators

“Remember that you are alone, there is no God, there are no messengers, and there is no dictator. You have to be decisive about your own life,” states Osho in 1987 after he [...]

Osho on Reincarnation

Osho says, "... the whole idea of reincarnation is a misconception."

The ultimate meanness has been committed by America and England

Osho speaks about the creation of Israel by politicians and the resulting constant conflicts and suggests, "Move the Jews from Israel and give Israel to the Mohammedans; it belongs [...]

In fifty years’ time the decision will be made

"The coming few years are going to be very significant years in man's history," states Osho.

Your beloved is dead

Death is not a problem created by thinking; you cannot solve it by thinking. Whatsoever you think, how can you solve it? says Osho.

You are not predicting the future

A sannyasin says: I'm going back to pursue my study of astrology and to try to use it as a medium to communicate with people - not for its predictative qualities but just as a [...]

Without America Israel would be immediately finished

In discourse, Osho speaks about the creation of Israel after WW2 and the implications to this day. He states, "I have always been against the creation of Israel."

Jesus was born on January sixth

Osho says, "It was Constantine who was actually the founder of Christianity."

Nature cures

Osho says, Sometimes it is very, very good to be ill. Nothing wrong about it.

Beloved Osho, how can I thank you?

Osho: "There is no need: just be what you can be."

At the last stage you have to sacrifice the ego

Osho explains to a new disciple that the people who come to a master can be divided into four categories.

When oneness happens, then one’s self is not

Osho speaks on oneness and how he is related to the cosmos and to other people.

My message is universal

Osho states about his message: "Its universality means that it is the foundational doctrine of existence," and that "truth is absolutely uncompromising."

Mantra is a subtle drug

"If you repeat a certain mantra for a long time, that too creates subtle chemical changes in your being. It is better than drugs, but still, that too is a subtle drug," says Osho.

The more we arrange to protect ourselves, the more we expose ourselves to danger

Osho declares, "If we examine the course of human thinking in the last 300 years, we find a steep increase in doctrines of humanity and justice. But never, in all the history of [...]

When the body dies, the mind continues

Osho speaks on the complexity of the state of the mind and says it is almost like a bridge between the soul, the universal, and the body, the individual.